Monday, October 24, 2011

Favorite Read Aloud

Just saw the neatest 2nd grade blog: Swimming into Second. Very fun! Thought I'd add my 2 cents to her linky party and add my favorite read aloud!
I read The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau every December. It's a great story about a king who is selfish, materialistic and doesn't like to share! He finds a quiltmaker who makes the most beautiful quilts and tells her he wants one. She refuses, saying that she only gives her quilts to people who are poor and in need and that he is neither. She does agree to make him one quilt square for every posession he gives away. Long story short, he starts giving his stuff away and finds out that giving makes him happy.
Great book to read around Christmas time when we are all so focused on what we "want." Also a good book to start a discussion on needs and wants. As a follow up activity this year we are going to make a tie quilt and give it away to a charity.
If you're interested in buying the book click on the picture and it will take you right to Amazon. Well worth the $10!
Also, check out Swimming into Second!


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